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Art Blakey's Legacy: A Rallying Cry And A Gathering Place

Art Blakey's Legacy: A Rallying Cry And A Gathering Place

NPR - Tom Vitale

Art Blakey was born 100 years ago, on Oct. 11, 1919, and America's homegrown music — jazz — might not sound quite like it does today if it weren't for the influence of the late drummer. "I would call Art Blakey's music the spine of the jazz tradition post-World War II," Giovanni Russonello, a music …

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